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"The Woodlands Art League" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Mailing Address Only: 4747 Research Forest Dr. /Suite 180206, The Woodlands TX 77381
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Dear Woodlands Art League Members,
The Woodlands Art League is currently in the process of making plans, and we need your help. First of all, if you haven’t responded to any notice about renewing your membership, please do so. Your support, both financially and in service, is important to the continued health of the Art League. Most of our ideas and projects that we made prior to the pandemic had to be abandoned, and activities and events we had hoped to have this Spring were put on hold. Now that things are beginning to re-open and some events have been rescheduled, we need to have a new path to put the Art League on the way to the future.
We need to have the elections that we were supposed to hold last month. It is true that we cannot have a regular meeting, but we still need to operate, we still have financial obligations, and we need to start preparations for when things are closer to normal. So, we need to elect new officers for the coming year. Our current board is a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, and a Secretary. This is a reduced board from what is in our by-laws, but we are complete enough for legal operation purposes. We have been operating with this board for the past year, but our terms are expiring.
If you have any interest in a Board position, or wish to nominate someone for a Board position, you can contact any board member, Include the contact information and a short bio or statement to be used in future communications with the membership. The present board will compile a slate of candidates to present for a vote by email to be held beginning the 21st of June and will conclude on the 28th. Nominations will close on June 14th. An email with directions on how to vote will be included with the slate of candidates.
It is true that we may not be able to do much right now, but this may change, and we need to be prepared. There are many jobs and tasks that may need to be done in the future, and many people needed to do them. If you wish to serve on a committee, please contact any board member who will take your information and interests in serving. Not all committees are active year-round. Many events and programs only need people for one specific task or time. But knowing who is available to help out is crucial in our planning.
Some things we do and do not know. The re-opening of the Community Center will mean that we need to have a change out of the art. Look for a notice from Sharon. After it opens, we should be told how to hold meetings safely, but we do not have any news about that as yet. We’ve been told that the Oklahoma Center will be closed through July, so no Monday Portrait group until August at the earliest. Many restrictions may be put into place regarding using county buildings, and we have to be mindful about our members’ health. Some events that were rescheduled or post-poned include the Waterway Arts Festival, ArtFeel, a Market Street Art Show, and other events that might include Art League members as participants. Please look for information from us as we get in from the organizers. Classes and instruction are at the discretion of the teachers.
It has certainly been an interesting year. We are left in an uncertain position on many of the events and activities that we should be doing, and there is no definitive conclusion in sight. We appreciate your continued support of the Woodlands Art League even though we can’t be together. It is difficult to remain connected, but we are united by our desire to create and appreciate art. Art is our anchor and our tie to one another.
I hope that everyone is healthy and safe. I trust you are using this time to enjoy art, as well. Please continue to support the Woodlands Art League and hope for better days ahead.
The Woodlands Art League Board.
1 June, 2020
The Woodlands Art League Board
Just a quick note to share some information. Since we are mostly confined to our homes, many of us are focusing on things other than art. That's okay. There are other priorities, and other distractions that make our creativity take a back seat for a while.
But consider this, you are reading this because of one of the greatest marvels of the modern age, the internet. With this unique portal, you can search for and find things you might never be able to experience live. You can learn new things or discover new facets to things you may already know.
The point is, take care of your health, physically, mentally, spiritually, and any other "-ally" you can. Your creativity is just one part of healing. You've got the tools to do incredible things. So try them. Do something different, maybe. Experiment, learn, or just play. It's okay to have fun. Nobody's watching (unless you left your webcam on).
And, if you feel compelled to do something more "involved," think about sending a hand made card to a senior in a local facility. Sew some masks for folks who are having trouble getting them. (There are many videos and instructions on the web.) Call someone on the phone and actually talk! Or learn how to Skype (or equivalent) and see them!
You don't have to be a couch potato. And when this is over, you can look back and say, "I am really glad I did that. Now what's the next thing I can do?"
The Woodlands Art League usually has meetings once a month at the South County Community Center on the third or fourth Thursday of a month (depending on facility availability). With COVID-19 restrictions our meeting have been suspended until we have guidance from county officials on how to safely have meetings and the spaces we can use.
The safety and health of our members is paramount. We appreciate your patience and support and hope we can get together again soon!
The Woodlands Arts Council has announced that the Waterway Arts Festival has been rescheduled to October 17th and 18th, 2020. Please watch for future announcements regarding WAL volunteer opportunities.
South County Community Center Art Show
Please be on the lookout for a notice regarding the changing of the art pieces on display at the Community Center. If you had any art on display there during the shutdown, it is still there.
The Monday Morning Portrait Group
We've been advised that the Oklahoma Community Center will remain closed through July. So, the Paintgroup is suspended at least until August at this time.
Woodlands Area Art Trading Cards Group
Meet, Create, Trade, and Collect!
Art Trading Cards are tiny gems - 2-1/2" X3-1/2" - that you make and trade with others. Any medium can be used, paints, collage, fabrics and more as long as they can fit into a standard trading card pocket. Create some to trade on the spot, or bring some with you in any state of completion.
Bring your favorite markers, pens, scrapbooking materials, paints, etc or use ours the first time. Scissors, a fine line permanent pen such as a Sharpie or gel pens, and a glue stick are helpful. Don't have anything yet? Come anyway and begin your mini art collection.
RSVP through the link if you can;
Group will meet at the South County Community Center, once a month.
This group is sponsored for the community by the Woodlands Art League. There is no charge and membership is not required. Adults and older teens with parent are welcome. Bring a friend or two!
for more info contact group leader, Teri Valentine, at email@example.com
Acrylic Painting: with Lauren Combs: Mondays and tuesdays
New class - Colored Pencil:with Lauren Combs: Wednesdays 10:30 - noon
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The Board is comprised of hard-working volunteers dedicated to growing our art community.
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VP, Community affairs
VP, Internal Affairs
Past President; Membership Chair
Judge Show CHair
The Woodlands Art League, WAL, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit based in The Woodlands, Texas and serves members in The Woodlands and surrounding Montgomery County area. The League’s purpose is to further the cause and interest in the visual arts through teaching, programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, and community involvement, and to form an arts community that supports and promotes local artists. WAL is a member driven, all volunteer organization. Our league is a great organization in which to meet local artists, showcase your work, and make friendships that will last a life time! We would love for you to JOIN US today!
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